So far, with my $100 mad money (giggling at the irony, there!), I have purchased:
- A composting bin (actually, we now have two, because my hubby purchased an extra — they’re only $5 each through the city of Phoenix)
- A kitchen countertop compost container (perhaps he bought an extra compost bin because he felt badly that he broke the top of the compost container… all the reviews said I should save my money and buy a stainless steel one. I guess that’s why!! Haha! I superglued it. No problem. I spent $13 on the same exact compost keeper listed for $20-30 online.)
- Two tops ($19)
- A necklace and earrings ($7)
- An apron ($10)
- 12 ramekins (coconut flan, here we come!!! $8)
A ceramic coffee mug with silicone lid and grip, for my hubby ($3.50)
- A soda ($1)
And I still have $26+ left. 😀 Hm. Well, even with another 10% for tax (it’s really 9.7% or so, depending on the city), that doesn’t add up to an even hundred. I seem to recall giving someone a couple bucks for something, but I can’t remember what for.
I’m still hoping to purchase a large, square cotton rug for my bathroom — I have seen them in the past, and of course, now that I have the money, I can’t find one anywhere — and just the right peg/rack thingie for my kitchen, on which to hang my aprons. Right now, the aprons are sharing a drawer with hot pads and bibs, and it’s getting awfully crowded in there.
And… I really need a pair of brown shoes — real leather, closed toe, a bit of heel, with some funk to them — but I might be able to squeeze that out of the clothing budget.
It’s been really fun to plan and shop. Yesterday, after I picked up my oldest son from an afternoon discipleship/Bible study group, I took him with me to Ross, and he really did not want to be there. But, he made the best of it — as he usually does — and I was laughing at him the whole time, as he mocked various items for sale (“Look! Another metal amphibian!” in the decorative housewares section — there were a lot of frogs and lizards — UGLY ones — and even a bejewelled and mirrored alligator. He held it up, “You sure you don’t want this?”). I told him that if he doesn’t want to go shopping with me, he needs to be more surly or something, because I was quite enjoying his company. 😀